fashion tips

You can't buy style.

Brands don’t define you, neither does the price you pay for your clothing. What matters is the way you put the outfit together. If you know how to dress, then you should be able to go into thrift stores, Walmart, Target, or any stores that don’t sell top name brand apparel and put a whole outfit together. Who else is gonna know how much you paid for you clothes besides you? It’s all about having your own style.

DIY FAKE SEPTUM PIERCING & NOSE RING

This one is for those of you who are wimps like me, who like nose piercings but don’t want the commitment or pain. It is also for those of you who are like me and are klutzes that are creatively uncoordinated. All three tutorials are super easy, cheap and quick, and the results are super cute. You can also read this post over on Indigo Memoirs.

FAKE PIERCING DIY NUMBER 1:

For this tutorial and the last one, you need a pair of pliers, a pencil or pen, and some wire. I bought two long sticks of florists’ wire from an art store for $1. I would recommend finding some better wire if you want a glossy silver finish as this wire tarnished really badly. Beading wire might work better!

It doesn’t really matter how long you make it as you will trim it down later, but it keep it around 2-3cm.

To get a neat curve, bend your wire around a pencil or pen, and then slide it off. 

If the wire length is uneven or too long, cut it down so that the lengths are relatively the same.

Step 4 and 5 get a bit fiddly. Google some images of fake septum piercings to help you visualise what to do. Bend the lengths of the wire backwards to create a curve in the wire on each side. Then, squeeze the loop together so that it closes. By doing this, you make your fake piercing safe and stop it being able to scratch your nose. 

And voila, you are done! Just squeeze it once it is in your nose to make it fit and stay.

FAKE PIERCING DIY NUMBER 2:

This DIY is the easiest and my favourite. 

All you need is an earring hook and a pair of pliers. You can get the hooks from any craft or $2 store. 

Like in the last tutorial, bend the pointy side of the hook into a curve, so that it is a loop.

Squeeze the loop so that it closes, and then you are done! When you put the piercing in your nose, just squeeze the tops together to make it stay.

FAKE PIERCING DIY NUMBER 3:

This last tutorial is for your standard nose ring. This one is slightly harder, but I love how it turned out. This one takes practice!

For this one, it is really important that the wire is as round as possible so that it looks genuine. 

Like with the other two piercings, the side that goes in your nose needs to be looped over and squeezed together so that it is safe. Only do this to one side. 

This is when it gets harder. You need to estimate where to cut the unfolded side of the wire. This is the part that goes on the outside of your nose. It took me a couple of attempts to get this part right, but aim for cutting the wire so that it is about half the length of the other side. 

Because it needs to like the wire goes through your nose and is a circle, put it around the pencil again to ensure that it is perfectly round. If it is too big to stay when you put it in your nose, try tightening it around a smaller pencil. 

I would love to see your pictures if you make any of them. Tag me if you do!

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LISTEN UP YOU PIMPLE FACED MOTHER FUCKERS

YEAH YOU. DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH FACE AND BODY ACNE? WEL GUESS WHAT. STOP WASTING YOUR DAMN MONEY AND LISTEN THE FUCK UP. SIT YO ASS DOWN AND TAKE NOTES

FIRST OFF YOU GOTTA CHANGE THAT DAMN SHOWER ROUTINE OF YOURS. ARE YOU WASHING YOUR BODY THEN YOUR HAIR??? FUCKING WRONG. WASH YOUR HAIR AND THEN YOUR BODY. THOSE NASTY ASS RESIDUES FROM YOUR HAIR CAN SLIDE GROSSLY ALL OVER YOUR SKIN SO YOU WANT THAT NASTY SHIT OFF. ALSO MAKE SURE YOUR SPONGE IS FUCKIN CLEAN. WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SHOWERING WITH A DIRTY SPONGE??

SECONDLY YOU GOTTA GET THAT HAIR OUT OF YOUR FACE. IF YOU HAVE LONG HAIR JUST TIE THAT SHIT BACK TILL YOU HAVE THAT CUTE LITTLE HORSE TAIL ON YOUR SKULL. IF YOU HAVE BANGS, PIN THAT SHIT BACK TOO. DO THIS IF YOU ARENT DOING IMPORTANT SHIT LIKE WORKING OR AT PARTIES, JUST WHEN YOURE AROUND THE HOUSE OR WHEN YOURE WORKING OUT/SWEATING. ALL THAT OIL FROM YOUR HAIR CAN CLOG THE PORES AROUND YOUR HAIRLINE, NECK AND SHOULDERS. CUT THAT SHIT OUT MAN YOUR SKIN IS LIKE, DYING

SHAMPOO YOUR HAIR AT LEAST 4 OUT OF THE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. ALTHOUGH SHAMPOO REMOVES THE OILS ESSENTIAL FOR HAIR GROWTH, THOSE OILS CLUG THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR PORES UNTIL THEYRE BASICALLY SUFFOCATING. STOP MURDERING YOUR PORES JESUS CHRIST

USE HOMEMADE SCRUBS INSTEAD OF ALL THAT CHEMICALLY ACIDIC SHIT FROM OVER THE COUNTER. DO YOU KNOW THOSE COFFEE BEANS MALICIOUSLY GROUND INTO DUST SITTING IN YOUR CABINET???? DUMP THAT SHIT OVER YOUR SKIN IN THE SHOWER, BECAUSE WITH A LITTLE WATER COFFEE GROUND BEANS CAN BECOME AN EXCELLENT EXFOLIATOR. YOU ALSO COME OUT OF THE SHOWER SMELLING LIKE A HAZELNUT COFFEE SHOP. OTHER HOMEMADE REMEDIES INCLUDE WHITE SUGAR AND COCONUT OIL, ETC. GOOGLE IT.

SUN SCREEN SUN SCREEN SUN SCREAM SUN SCREEN. BE A VAMPIRE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. AVOID LONG HOURS OUTSIDE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1PM AND 4PM BECAUSE THE SUNS RAYS ARE FUCKING SHOOTING YOU WITH RADIATION OH MY GOD. IT DESTROYS YOUR SKIN DONT DO IT. SUN SCREEN EVEN THOUGH ITS WINTER KEEPS YOUR SKIN PROTECTED

PUT DOWN THOSE CHIPS BRO. WELL I MEAN I LIKE THEM TOO BUT DONT TOUCH YOUR FACE AND DONT CONSISTENTLY EAT THEM!!! YOU SHOULD EAT A BALANCED DIET AND KEEP YOUR BLOOD SUGAR AT A MODERATE LEVEL. YOUR SKIN LIKES GENTLE CONSISTENCY, NOT ROLLERCOASTERS.

YOUR SKIN LOVES YOU. TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT.

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I am in absolute love with my new black and white pleated dress, it honestly has to be one of the best gifts I have gotten myself.
You can wear it to a formal occasion or just to meet up with friends for coffee. Best dress I’ve bought in a while!

Good morning Comfort Lovers! Hope your Monday is better than you think it’ll be. Today we’ll be looking at some of the many body types you lovely ladies are gifted with, and some tips on what best flatters your type.

Diamond Bodies:

  • Square, scoop, or V necklines.
  • Empire waists and wrap-style dresses.
  • Shirts with wide necklines. Strapless and off-the-shoulder tops with empire waists are also your friend! :)
  • Relaxed fits that fall from the widest part of your hip. 
  • Boot-cut or trouser cut jeans.
  • Straight, A-line, or lightly gathered skirts.

Hourglass Bodies:

  • Form hugging and wrap-style tops.
  • Empire waists and snug-fitting dresses.
  • Anything that nips at the waist with a flare at the hip. Flair should be balanced between your bust and your waist.
  • Pants with a wide waist band.
  • Figure skimming and pencil skirts.
  • Full skirts that hug tight near the top.

Figure Eight/Large Hourglass Bodies:

  • Narrow V-necks or other slim necklines. 
  • Fly-away cardigans with draping down front.
  • Wrap tops with simple sleeves that wrap around your natural waistline.
  • Boot-cut, slightly flared, or trouser-cut jeans. 
  • Pencil skirts that flare towards the bottom. 
  • Cargo pants, or any bottoms with wide or flared legs. 

Rectangle Bodies:

  • Tops with belted or gathered waists. 
  • Shirts with embellishments around the bust and shoulders.
  • Off the shoulder shirts and wide necklines.
  • Pants with wide waist lines and slightly flared legs.
  • Full, tiered, or bubble skirts of any length. 
  • Skirts with details, seaming or pockets. 

Pear/Triangle Bodies:

  • Shirts with empire waists with flowing fabric below the waist. 
  • Low draped, banded waists. 
  • Classic babydoll cuts, and full sleeves with details around the bust.
  • Simple mid-rise pants with no or minimal pockets. 
  • A-line, pencil or straight skirts. 
  • Boot or trouser-cut jeans with relaxed fits at the widest part of your hip.

Oval/Apple Bodies

  • Square or scoop neck button down shirts, nipped at the waist. 
  • Belted tops that flare at the hip.
  • Wrap tops with wide, deep V-Neck’s and simple sleeves.
  • Wide-leg jeans or cargo pants with prominent back and/or side pockets. 
  • Fuller flowing skirts that gradually skim away from your legs.
  • Straight skirts with a flirty flared bottom. 

Inverted Triangle Bodies:

  • Billowy tops with a snug-fitted waist.
  • Wrap shirts with a wide neckline.
  • Jackets with full structured shoulders and nipped waists.
  • Lightly gathered and a-line skirts.
  • Boot-cut or trouser-cut jeans that fall straight down your leg.
  • Simple slacks with minimal or no pockets.

And remember, these are just tips and pointers of the trade. If you love something that doesn’t conform to this list, go for it anyway! Nothing is more beautiful than confidence in yourself <3

Happy Monday, lovelies. 

MBFWA 2015 Part 2

Before I fall asleep on my keyboard, I just wanted to post the second installment of my fashion week posts (you can read part one here). I am only going to share with you my favourite pieces from my favourite shows, so here is some of them. I’m home now and enjoying flats and walking around still in a fashion week dream/exhausted stupor. It was an incredible week - I’ll tell you all about it in another post that isn’t so long. Enjoy!

MICHAEL LO SORDO

Michael Lo Sordo’s show was just beautiful. It was incredibly majestic and dreamy - I loved it. It was straight out of a sheer, pastel fairy tale. 

LEE MATHEWS

I have never really been a Lee Mathews fan, but her monochrome palette this season has me on board. Without her usual dusty beige tones, her designs are more on trend and so much edgier. 

ALICE McCALL

Unfortunately, most of my photos from Alice McCall didn’t work out, but the show was incredible. The set up included. 

 MANNING CARTEL

Manning Cartel’s show was probably my favourite - the charcoal and pastel pink spot won me over within seconds. I need the above outfit in my life. 

KATE SLYVESTER

Kate Sylvester’s show was Romeo and Juliet inspired. I loved the simplicity of the clothes and the different patterns and textures.

JAI SAUNDERS

JENNIFER KATE

Jennifer Kate also completely and utterly won me over (as I have been repeatedly telling you on Instagram). I adore the white Reeboks with the outfits and just how damn cute they were. 

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